CYCLE ADIRONDACKS 2016 – DAY 7 PREVIEW
DISTANCE: 26 or 55 MI
START ELEVATION: 808 FT
MAX ELEVATION: 1,024 or 978 FT
SHORT ROUTE GAIN: + 1,321 / – 1,512 FT
LONG ROUTE GAIN: + 2,280 / – 2,470 FT
Ride with GPS Map: Short Option
Ride with GPS Map: Long Option
Exiting Northville we have two options: the short 26 mile route or the longer 53 ride that adds a trip around the southern end of Great Sacandaga Lake. Either way, you’ll spend most of the day along the beautiful lake shore. Great Sacandaga Lake is a reservoir created in 1930 when the Conklingville Dam was constructed to mitigate flooding on the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers. Today, the dam and reservoir play a dual role in managing river levels and providing abundant year-round recreational opportunities.
Long route riders will visit the communities of Mayfield and Broadalbin before crossing the Northville Road Bridge and rejoining the rest of the group in Edinburg. Make sure you grab that camera before crossing the bridge because the view is spectacular!
Once the group reconnects we’ll traverse the north shore together up to the Conklingville dam. But rather than crossing back to the south shore along the dam we’ll stay north to take in the breathtaking view from the top.
From Conklingville, the Sacandaga River will guide us back to Hadley-Lake Luzerne where we’ll have one last chance to eat, drink and party before closing the books on another fantastic Cycle Adirondacks experience. Whether you choose the 26-mile jaunt or the full 53-mile ride, this final day of cycling will live up to the expectations you’ve come to expect from touring the Adirondacks with Wildlife Conservation Society.
Matt VanSlyke, Event Manager